Glickman Urological Institute


Ashok Agarwal, Ph.D., HCLD

Director, Andrology Laboratory and Reproductive Tissue Bank

Director, Center for Advanced Research in Human

Reproduction, Infertility, and Sexual Function

Professor of Surgery

Staff, Glickman Urological Institute, Departments of Obstetrics-Gynecology, Clinico-Pathology, and Immunology (Lerner Research Institute)


Fax: 216-445-6049/ 216-636-3118





Dr. Ashok Agarwal

Dr. Ashok Agarwal is the Director of the Clinical Andrology Laboratory and Reproductive Tissue Bank, and the Director of Research at the Center for Advanced Research in Human Reproduction, Infertility, and Sexual Function. He holds these positions at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he is a Professor of Surgery and, since 1993, a Staff in the Glickman Urological Institute, Departments of Obstetrics-Gynecology, Anatomic Pathology, and Immunology.

Dr. Agarwal received his Ph.D. in 1983 from Banaras Hindu University, India. He did his post-doctorate training in Reproductive Biology under a fellowship from The Rockefeller Foundation at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was an Instructor in Surgery and then an Assistant Professor of Urology at Harvard Medical School from 1988 to 1993. Dr. Agarwal is a board certified Clinical Laboratory Director in Andrology by the American Board of Bioanalysis.

Dr. Agarwal has published over 180 scientific papers and review articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, authored 20 book chapters, and presented over 400 papers at both national and international scientific meetings. He is a member and office bearer of several professional societies including: American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Society of Andrology, American Urological Association, Society for the Study of Male Reproduction and Urology, and Society for Basic Urologic Research. Dr. Agarwal is on the Editorial Board of the Asian Journal of Andrology and the National Journal of Andrology, and an ad hoc reviewer for the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, Andrologia, Asian Journal of Andrology, Biology of Reproduction, Clinica Chimica Acta, Drugs in R&D, Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, Human Reproduction Update, International Journal of Andrology, International Journal of Fertility, Journal of Andrology, Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Journal of Postgraduate Medicine Journal of Urology, Lancet, Reproductive Toxicology, Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, Reproductive Biomedicine Online, and Urology.

Dr. Agarwal is active in basic and clinical research and his laboratory has trained over 60 basic scientists and clinical researchers from the United States and abroad. In addition, over 50 medical, undergraduate, and high school students have worked in his laboratory. Dr. Agarwal has been invited as a guest speaker to over 20 countries for important international meetings. He has directed more than a dozen Andrology Laboratory and ART Workshops in recent years.

Dr. Agarwal is the recipient of 44 research grants. His current research interests include the role of oxidative stress, DNA integrity, and apoptosis in the pathophysiology of male and female reproduction, cryopreservation of sperm in patients with cancer, epididymal physiology, and pathophysiology of sexual dysfunction.

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Glickman Urological Institute

General Urology Kp Pediatric Urology Kp Renovascular Surgery Kp Renal and Pancreas Transplantation Kp Urologic Oncology

Adrenal Surgery Kp Laparoscopic Surgery Kp Erectile Surgery Kp Prostethic Surgery and Genitourethral Reconstruction

Laboratory Research Kp Male Infertility Kp Calculus Disease Kp Female Urology and Voiding Dysfunction